By W. C. F. Hartley (Auth.)
Now in its 5th version, this e-book dispels a lot of the mystique surrounding accounting and finance for the non-financial supervisor. it is going to allow the reader to speak extra successfully with monetary advisers and support to augment the standard of the monetary judgements that managers need to make. It comprises such issues as accounting for inflation, the importance of money administration and keep watch over and the improvement of accounting criteria, a lot of that have no longer been taken care of in any unmarried, contemporary, aggressive work.
This absolutely revised and up to date model contains new fabric on operating capital and administration, accounting laws and conventional surroundings, and at the "newer" accounting suggestions that experience lately been developed.
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Sometimes referred to as the "matching principle" or "accrual accounting" the application of this concept was well demonstrated in the first two sections of the previous chapter ("Cost of G o o d s Sold" and "Relevance of Income and Expenditure"). 3. The Concept of Prudence The accountant is trained to be prudent, or conservative, in putting together a profit and loss account and balance sheet. Whenever there is doubt he will resolve it in the least favourable light, always anticipating any potential losses but ignoring profits which might not materialize.
Similarly the totals at the foot of a balance sheet do not value the business (they may not even value the assets of the business in real terms) because these totals are also based upon application of the same accounting rules called concepts and conventions. Accounting Concepts There are many long-established rules or principles u p o n which the accounting concepts of profit and balance sheet valuation are based but the most important ones are as follows: 28 ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS A N D ACCOUNTING STANDARDS 1.
ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS A N D ACCOUNTING STANDARDS 33 Compare this with the straight line method and notice in particular that the depreciation charge reduces annually and that the undepreciated balance can never be eliminated under this method. A variation on the straight line method is the depletion unit method which is applied to wasting assets such as mines or quarries. g. per ton of saleable ore raised. Depreciation to be written off in any year is ascertained by multiplying the actual units of output for that year by the unit rate of depreciation.